Guyatone guitar needs identifying and assistance

Hey everyone. I'm not very guitar savvy as far as internals and everything goes. I have owned the same acoustic and electric for the past 10 years, and haven't had any ambition for a new one. However, I recently came across this in my deceased grandfather's attic, and I thought "Hey, why not try to refurbish it?" This thing is very rusty, and is gonna need a lot of work, I know. But firstly, I want it identified.

There is the outer, I then went on a quest on the inside. I'm not sure if these pictures are relevant.

I also found a serial number, however, I cannot read it. I read 41##19.

If you can identify it, what do you think? CAN this guitar even be refurbished? Are parts like this even available, or would it need a complete re-chrome?

Any and all help is appreciated, thanks.

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They were lower priced Japanese imports from the mid to late 1960's. Funny thing is they are now selling for several times their original price-they have become collectable in a limited way. I can't give you a model number, but I suggest you look for Guyatone guitars on ebay under vintage guitars.
IMO, the guitar in these pics is no longer a viable instrument-it has been destroyed. I'd bolt it all together and keep it as a reminder of your grandfather, but just trying to find replacement parts for it might turn into a lifelong project.
If you should decide to attempt to restore it, whatever parts you might find would probably be on ebay as well.

Good luck with it whatever you decide.


There is also a Guyaton Guitars site if you google it.

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